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Study of the April 2002 FIDE Rating List

By Boris Schipkov

There are 41408 players in the April FIDE Rating List. Average rating of the April FIDE Rating List is 2195,94.
The greatest number of chessplayers live in Germany - 5240. There are 4869 players with rating in Russia.

Players

P Country N Players Percent Players Percent
      Jan2002 Jan2002 Apr2002 Apr2002
1 Germany GER 5124 12,6 5240 12,7
2 Russia RUS 4708 11,6 4869 11,8
3 Spain ESP 2137 5,3 2182 5,3
4 Yugoslavia YUG 1851 4,6 1864 4,5
5 France FRA 1824 4,5 1859 4,5
6 Poland POL 1664 4,1 1676 4,0
7 Hungary HUN 1629 4,0 1636 4,0
8 United States USA 1192 2,9 1214 2,9
9 Czech Republic CZE 1187 2,9 1200 2,9
10 India IND 894 2,2 948 2,3
11 Ukraine UKR 921 2,3 936 2,3
12 Austria AUT 812 2,0 824 2,0
13 England ENG 808 2,0 818 2,0
14 Argentina ARG 786 1,9 793 1,9
15 Italy ITA 774 1,9 784 1,9
16 Romania ROM 769 1,9 780 1,9
    Other 13561 33,4 13785 33,3
    All 40641 100,0 41408 100,0

The greatest increase in number of players was in Russia, + 161.

Leading Countries in Increase of Number of Players

P Country N Jan2002 Apr2002 Increase Percent
1 Russia RUS 4708 4869 161 3,42
2 Germany GER 5124 5240 116 2,26
3 India IND 894 948 54 6,04
4 Spain ESP 2137 2182 45 2,11
5 France FRA 1824 1859 35 1,92
6 Netherlands NED 612 643 31 5,07
7 United States USA 1192 1214 22 1,85
8 Iran IRI 128 144 16 12,50
9 Ukraine UKR 921 936 15 1,63
10 Czech Republic CZE 1187 1200 13 1,10
11 Yugoslavia YUG 1851 1864 13 0,70
    Other 20063 20309 246 1,23
    All 40641 41408 767 1,89

Players from China have the highest average rating - 2276,22. Armenians have the second average rating - 2274,4. I took in the consideration only countries with more than 100 players with rating.

Average Rating

P Country N Players Jan2002 Apr2002 Change
1 China CHN 238 2276,28 2276,22 -0,06
2 Armenia ARM 135 2274,94 2274,40 -0,54
3 Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH 125 2270,56 2269,28 -1,28
4 Ukraine UKR 936 2265,25 2264,84 -0,41
5 Georgia GEO 187 2259,39 2261,54 2,15
6 Belarus BLR 215 2253,00 2252,37 -0,62
7 Azerbaijan AZE 139 2252,71 2251,79 -0,92
8 Indonesia INA 119 2249,92 2250,18 0,27
9 Russia RUS 4869 2243,99 2242,47 -1,53
10 United States USA 1214 2241,32 2241,50 0,19
11 Iceland ISL 126 2242,64 2241,43 -1,21
12 Bulgaria BUL 423 2238,17 2236,72 -1,45
13 Israel ISR 475 2236,75 2234,81 -1,93
14 Kazakhstan KAZ 190 2228,74 2229,18 0,44
15 Netherlands NED 643 2227,33 2222,39 -4,93
16 Colombia COL 144 2219,46 2221,82 2,35
17 Latvia LAT 128 2217,40 2219,51 2,11
18 Estonia EST 116 2218,25 2217,11 -1,14
19 Peru PER 112 2214,19 2212,09 -2,10
20 Macedonia MKD 169 2211,36 2210,64 -0,71
21 Iran IRI 144 2214,20 2210,21 -3,99
    All 41408 2196,89 2195,94 -0,95

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